Portraits are ideally taken close to sunrise or sunset. The light is softer, which is more flattering and has more color. Every family is unique, but I recommend photographing families with toddlers and young children at sunrise. Kids are rested and ready to smile. Older children and big families with several generations usually do the best closer to sunset.
Underwater portraits are a creative way to capture kids doing what they love best, splashing a doing tricks in the pool. These images looked really fun printed large and hung on a wall. They are more abstract than a traditional portrait and a true conversation starter.